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Home Security Systems By Miriam Kasdan
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Homeowners want the peace of mind that comes with reliable home security systems, for the times they're either at home or away. You can never be too safe these days.

The statistics can be frightening. Home security systems help safeguard homeowners from the dangers of burglary, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, medical emergencies, and home invasions that may include assaults and rape.

Burglary Packages

There are burglary packages that include a variety of features to set homeowners' minds at ease. Some home security systems include such features as touchpads, built-in motion detectors, reset keys, window sensors, one-touch police and fire buttons, chime features, and a one-time telephone connection fee.

Also available are wireless intercom systems, driveway alarms, biometric fingerprint door locks, intercom/sound systems, digital video capture cameras, glass break detectors, and wireless alarm kits. Homeowners can choose between hard-wired and wireless home security systems. Perhaps a home security consultant could help you make the right decision for your home. The options are numerous, and having so many choices could get confusing without an expert to guide you.

Reasonable Rates

Security experts can match the system to your budget and lifestyle. You don't have to worry about buying something you can't afford. Even the most basic home security systems offer both one-touch police and fire emergency buttons, zone bypass and chime features, and quick links to help, be it an emergency or intruder, 24 hours a day.

If you're not happy with the security system you already have, some security experts will offer free activation and limited free monitoring if you change companies.


About the Author
Miriam Kasdan has been writing and editing marketing and technical materials for almost 20 years and specializes in home improvement features. Miriam earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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